Aug 6, 2013 7:00am PDT
something, do it big. >> trial for ft. hood shooter major hassan is due to begin today. >> now speak to the gunman chosen to represent himself. >> a fast-moving wildfire threatened homes in southern california. many are still under evacuation this morning. >> terrifying in boston. >> swerved in front of a delivery truck. the driver was not seriously injured. >> a russian police officer pulls him over and winds up on the hood of the speeding car. the driver was tracked down and arrested. >> all that matters. >> worried about al qaeda and anywhere they are in the world. >> now we know americans just need to avoid this area. >> on "cbs this morning." >> at some point we'll sit in front of an arbiter and give our case. >> anthony weiner was like, man, some people just don't know when to quit. >> welcome to "cbs this morning." good morning. there is a lot of news. >> there's a lot of news. good morning to you. >> we begin with this. state department urging americans to leave yemen immediately. u.s. embassy being evacuated. terror threat level is extremely high. britain is also evacuating
Aug 21, 2013 7:00am EDT
nidal hassan admitted to killing 13 people on the base in 2009. a judge adviced him to turn his defense over to back up attorneys. jurors could begin deliberations as soon as tomorrow. he faces the death penalty. back here at home, day three of vanessa pham murder trial. pham fought her attacker suffering more than a dozen defense wounds. stab wounds to neck and chest caused her death. her killer, julio blanco garcia possibly left items behind. julio blanco garcia asked pham for a ride while carrying one-year-old daughter. his defense attorney claims he was high on pcp and didn't intend to kill pham. two oklahoma teenagers accused of killing a college baseball player from australia. a third teen charged with accessory to the crime. boys are 15, 16, and 17 years old. they gunned down the 22 year old promising student quote because they were bored. christopher lane jogging when he was shot in the back. he was about to begin his senior year, allison and wisdom. makes you wonder what is going on in this world, shooting people because you are bored. >> awful story. >> it makes me very angry.
Aug 5, 2013 7:00am PDT
that hassan houhani will be a very different leader than his presentedpredecessor. by contrast rouhani, a cleric who studied law in britain, is a moderate reformer. he's also says his health policy adviser, a pragmatic and broad-minded diplomat. do you think he would even seek direct talks with the united states? >> actually personally for myself, i hope so but it needs time. >> reporter: rouhani was the surprise winner of the presidential election back in june when he captured a significant share of the youth vote. now he's got to deliver on his election promises. first and foremost reviving the economy. iranians are having a hard time making ends meet as international sanctions, brought on by iran's nuclear program, are effectively choking off the country's income. on the campaign trial, rouhani vowed to improve living conditions. the only way to do that is to get sanctions lifted by coming to the nuclear negotiateing table prepared to compromise when talks resume later this fall. two of president rouhani's initial main appointments may be real indicators that
Aug 12, 2013 7:00am EDT
's new president hassan rowhani. >> we turn to iran. they have a new president. some thing he's a moderate. >> yes. >> do you think there's such a thing? >> when you're talking about a moderate in iran you're talking a very narrow as spegts of it. perhaps the good news is rowhani really does have a belief that he needs to change the internal politics of iran that he needs to give a little bit more face to the people of iran that he needs to fix the economy, perhaps through that you can get some openings on the foreign policy side but i would not begin to believe that this is someone who's going to meadably begin to change the foreign policy. >> but should the united states take advantage of what might be a small opening with him, and if so, what should they do? >> first of all, keep in place the sanctions that are there so that they're continues to be pressure for change in iran. secondly by all means, make iran the aur that has been made repeatedly since 2006 and see if the change in circumstances politically in iran and the fact that the iranian econo